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Default [STOCK][C69XX][4.3] Update to 14.2.A.0.290 [Root & XZDR][LB/UB][16/1/2014]


Requirements:
Special features:
In the following guide I suggest you use an external SDCard but that's just good practice, you can use your internal storage or even an USB OTG storage device in TWRP if you like to install, that's no problem!... If you are modding and the likes, best is to have an external sdcard, just for safeties sake.

If you are unable to download torrent files directly, have http://zbigz.com/ do it for you!

How to update to 14.2.A.0.290:
  1. If you attempted this before, make sure you delete XZDR.prop from the XZDualRecovery folder to make sure it will not cause a bootloop.
  2. Files:Save them somewhere you remember;
  3. Put 'C69XX_14.2.A.0.290.flashable.zip' on (the external) SDcard1;
  4. Put 'C69XX_14.2.A.0.290_Stripped.ftf' inside the Flashtool/firmwares folder;
  5. Create a backup of your phone in TWRP and don't forget to backup the contents of 'SDCard' (the internal storage!);
  6. Install XZDualRecovery 2.7.74 or newer from PC.
  7. In TWRP -> Wipe -> advanced Wipe Tick/Check:
    1. Dalvik-Cache
    2. System
    3. Cache
    4. Data
    Then 'Swipe to Right' to make it happen and go back to the TWRP home screen;
  8. Flash 'C69XX_14.2.A.0.290.flashable.zip' in TWRP (if you have an old C6903 flashable package, be sure to flash the patch from post 2 now!)
    NOTE: do not reboot but go back to the main menu, then go to reboot->power off;
  9. Flash everything in 'C69XX_14.2.A.0.290_Stripped.ftf';
  10. Now reboot to system;
  11. Once you get to the language select screen, reboot to TWRP (no need to finish the guide);
  12. Restore the backup of DATA only, when done go back to the TWRP home screen;
  13. In TWRP -> Wipe -> advanced Wipe Tick/Check Dalvik-cache;
  14. Reboot to system.

The first boot will be slow and after a long wait at the boot animation you will see Android start optimizing the apps on your phone.

Video Guide:
NOTE: This guide is based on an older guide which has since been updated a few times, but it will give you a general idea.
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Enjoy!

Known XZDualRecovery Issues:
Busybox Updater/Installer: If you have XZDualRecovery installed, un-install any Busybox updating app/tool as most if not all of them will install a version of busybox which does not support the lzma compression applets XZDualRecovery depends on. The version installed together with XZDualRecovery is very stable and I have yet to hear anyone complain about it's stability.

How to report errors:
Please, before shouting out "It doesn't work!!1!" or "I lost root!" or even "My phone reboots when remounting /system RW!!" try the following:
  • Restore any JB 4.2.2 FTF using any means you are familiar with so you can try again.
  • Root it using any means you are familiar with.
  • Install XZDualRecovery and then try to update again using TWRP.
  • If it still fails something from there on: LOGS!!.
    NOTE: The important ones can be found in /cache/recovery and in /sdcard1/XZDualRecovery, pack them up and send them to me or attach them to your bug report.

Thank you

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[STOCK][C69XX][4.3] Update to 14.2.A.0.290 [Root & XZDR][LB/UB][16/1/2014], a ROM for the Sony Xperia Z1

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ROM OS Version: 4.3.x Jellybean
ROM Kernel: Linux 3.4.x
ROM Firmware Required: 14.1.G.1.534 and 14.1.G.2.257
Based On: STOCK

Version Information
Status: Beta
Current Beta Version: 16/1/2014
Beta Release Date: 2014-01-16

Created 2013-12-19
Last Updated 2014-01-16

My devices:
Daily driver: Xperia Z (C6603)
Development Phones: Xperia T (LT30p), Xperia Z1 (C6903) Thanks to the XDA community!
Backup: Xperia Arc (LT15i)

My work for the community on XDA:
XZDualRecovery ~ Z1/ZU/Z/ZL DISASTER RECOVERY ~ [DYI Guide]Create a personalized ROM yourself! ~ The definitive root Remount-Reboot fix!

Update your Z1 to KK4.4.2!

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Default FAQ & Tips and Tricks

Easy switching between locked and unlocked bootloader states!
NOTE: USE TWRP ONLY for this guide.
NOTE 2: You NEED to have XZDualRecovery 2.7.43 or higher to make this work.
  • Create a backup, including the Trim Area (TA!)
  • Unlock your bootloader
  • Restore backup without TA
  • Create a new backup of your UNLOCKED TA
  • Restore the previous TA backup to relock your phone.

Done

Now you can switch between locked and unlocked bootloaders quick and painless: no more system wipes and you can basically do whatever you want

How to enable init.d support:
Open a filemanager app and navigate to the location where the XZDualRecovery folder is located and go in to it. Open XZDR.prop as a text file and set dr.initd.active to true.

NOTE: For this guide ROM it means the init.d script called 99SuperSUDaemon will kick in to action, so it's best to disable (by setting chmod 644) /system/etc/install-recovery.sh for the time being or to clear it's contents.

Done

Downgrading to a 4.2 ROM:
Download C6903_14.1.G.1.534_[NUT].ftf (Bittorrent: 770MB) and flash it using FlashTool. I've also added the FTF to the downloads page on the DevDB tab, this will allow straight downloads as well.

This FTF will allow you to downgrade to .534 without loss of your IMEI

Thanks to @mharckk and @MohammadAG for the workaround which contributed to the creation of this FTF.

My devices:
Daily driver: Xperia Z (C6603)
Development Phones: Xperia T (LT30p), Xperia Z1 (C6903) Thanks to the XDA community!
Backup: Xperia Arc (LT15i)

My work for the community on XDA:
XZDualRecovery ~ Z1/ZU/Z/ZL DISASTER RECOVERY ~ [DYI Guide]Create a personalized ROM yourself! ~ The definitive root Remount-Reboot fix!

Update your Z1 to KK4.4.2!

My file hosting: http://nut.xperia-files.com/ ~ Please do not mirror my files!
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Recovery from a lost IMEI when downgrading to a 4.2 ROM:




Thanks to @mharckk it now is confirmed working
This doesn't work... I flashed .547 IT FTF, flashed the baseband from 4.3 and it's not getting signal.
My IMEI is still 000000000
 
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What a damage! Did you read the doomlord post about get back the imei when downgrading the firm? I think, but not sure, you'll find on lock and relock the bl...
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What a damage! Did you read the doomlord post about get back the imei when downgrading the firm? I think, but not sure, you'll find on lock and relock the bl...
I read this: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2440597
But I can't find the post you said...

Can you please link me the post?
Many thanks mate.

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Thanks to anyone, I will try...
 
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What a damage! Did you read the doomlord post about get back the imei when downgrading the firm? I think, but not sure, you'll find on lock and relock the bl...
I lost imei too. Too get it back, flash 257 ftf prior to restoring your 257 nandroid if not, baseband, kernel etc will not be compatible with your 257 nandroid.

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Maybe a stupid question, and a little OT but...

Since I flashed 4.3 full FTF, if I flash back .257 and I unlock the bootloader, will the camera work?
Is this untested/unsure? Because I can test it since I have my TA backed up
 
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I just downgrade from 4.3 to 257 and boot my phone without issues and then to 534 again without issues! Then i flashed the recovery and restored my 257 pre rooted backup!

I did full wipe every time and didn't exclude anything!

Try that order and report back!
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This doesn't work... I flashed .547 IT FTF, flashed the baseband from 4.3 and it's not getting signal.
My IMEI is still 000000000
flash this firmware first and after flash you can take which firm you want

i've done it many times today

C6903_14.1.G.2.257_Generic FR_1276-5833_R9A.ftf
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flash this firmware first and after flash you can take which firm you want

i've done it many times today

C6903_14.1.G.2.257_Generic FR_1276-5833_R9A.ftf
Many many thanks. Your method is the only one that worked for me..
You're my savior.

---------- Post added at 11:53 PM ---------- Previous post was at 11:43 PM ----------

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Guys I need your help to make sure I do this fix right...

Anyone of you still running my previous ROM package, please check the following locations for logs:

/tmp/XZDualRecovery
/cache/XZDualRecovery
/sdcard1/XZDualRecovery

I actually want them all...
EDIT: I'm pretty ****ing stupid... attached the files...
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